Southeast Crime: Betters safe than sorry: Robberies reported involving BB guns

Leverton Ave., 3200 block, Nov. 25, 6:25 p.m. A man reported that while walking home, two men jumped up from behind a car and pointed a gun at him, and demanded his money. The victim began running home but changed direction, not wanting to give away his address. At this point, two different men jumped up from behind another car. One of them took a swing at the victim, skimming his forehead. The victim escaped and flagged down an officer.
E. Fairmount Ave., 2600 block, Nov. 25, 9:57 p.m. A man told police that he was walking when he observed the suspects on the north side of the street. He said he heard footsteps coming from behind. He turned around and a male suspect with a gun demanded his money. The victim pulled out a flashlight and shined it in the suspect’s eyes, and pulled out his own knife in self-defense. The police report ends here. The gun was a BB-gun.
Bank St., 3800 block, Nov. 26, 6:20 p.m. A woman said that she entered an alley when two suspects approached. One had a gun, and demanded her property. The suspects took her property, hit her with the gun, and fled.
S. Linwood Ave., 100 block, Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m. A woman reported that she was walking when a suspect approached her from behind and demanded her money. She gave it to him in fear; he said “Thank you” and fled.
E. Lombard St., 3800 block, Nov. 27, 7:30 a.m. A woman reported that while in a carryout location, a suspect asked her to buy him food and he refused. He assaulted her and tried to take her cell phone. She later identified him; he was arrested.
S. Broadway, 100 block, Nov. 28, 3 a.m. A man reported that he was robbed at gunpoint. He managed to grab the gun and hit the suspect on the head with it. The suspect fled; the gun turned out to be a BB gun. The suspect called police to report that he had been robbed at gunpoint; the original victim’s property was found in his possession. The suspect who originally perpetrated the robbery was arrested.
N. Luzerne Ave., 100 block, Nov. 28, 8:10 p.m. A man reported that he had just made a delivery and was returning to his car when the suspect approached, displayed a gun, and demanded his keys. The suspect took the keys and drove off in the victim’s 2001 Pontiac, license number 9AT-6422.
Foster Ave., 3300 block, Nov. 28, 9:10 p.m. A woman reported that while working as an escort, she went to Devale Garden Apartments to meet her date. A suspect opened the door, put a gun to her head, and demanded her money. The woman didn’t have money, so the suspect demanded that she take him to the money. A second suspect, female, joined in, and they forced the victim into her car and drove back to her home. The suspects then forced their way into her home. A second male victim is indicated in the report.
S. Chester St., 400 block, Nov. 28, 9:56 p.m. A man reported that while walking home from the store, two suspects approached, one of whom had a silver handgun. He said, “Kick it out.” The suspect took his money, and both suspects walked away.
N. Conkling St., 200 block, Nov. 29, 3:02 a.m. A man reported that he was picking up his car when the suspect approached, bearing a double-barrel shotgun. The suspect demanded the victim’s property. The victim obliged. Then suspect then threw the victim his car keys and told him to “Get the ____ out of here.” The victim got in his car and called the police.
S. High St., unit block, Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m. A man reported that he was getting out of his car with boxes when the suspect approached, asking him if he needed help. The suspect then pulled out a knife and demanded the victim’s money. The suspect ordered the victim to an ATM, where money was withdrawn and handed over to the suspect, along with the victim’s cell phone.
N. Curley St., 400 block, Nov. 30, 2 a.m. A man reported that he was leaving a bar when the suspect walked up and demanded his money. The suspect tried to take the victim’s property from his pockets, but the victim pushed his hand away. The suspect then took the victim’s property and fled.
Boston St., 2700 block, Dec. 1, 1 a.m. The victim reported that three men wearing masks entered the store. One of them pointed a silver revolver at the victim and ordered him to the back room and had him lay on the floor. The suspect took his wallet, and then ordered him to open the registers, which he did. The other suspects took money and other things from behind the counter. The three suspects fled.

N. Luzerne Ave., 500 block, Nov. 25, 6 p.m. A man returned home to find that someone had entered an unlocked rear door and taken a TV and laptop.
McElderry St., 2900 block, Nov. 25, 8 p.m. A woman reported that she went to bed, and woke up to find that individuals had entered her home, taken her property, and left.
N. Decker Ave., 100 block, Nov. 25, 11 p.m. A man reported that he awoke to find that individuals had gained entry through an unlocked front window, taken power tools, and fled.
N. Decker Ave., unit block, Nov. 25. 11:30 p.m. A woman stated that she observed three men trying to gain entry to the location through a window. She yelled out; they fled.
N. Belnord Ave., unit block, Nov. 26, 12:32 a.m. A woman reported that she heard her dog barking; upon investigation, she found that someone had tried to gain entry by pushing up the front window and screen.
N. Curley St., 200 block, Nov. 26, 7:30 a.m. A woman reported that she came home to find someone had broken in through her front window, taken jewelry, televisions, and money, and fled.
N. Lakewood Ave., 400 block, Nov. 26, 2 p.m. A man reported that someone gained entry through an unlocked rear window, taken a chain, and fled.
S. Dean St., 700 block, Nov. 27, 12:51 a.m. Police responded to a burglary in progress and discovered three individuals in the vacant lot removing property. The suspects had gained entry through the front door; they were arrested at the scene.
N. Milton Ave., 200 block, Nov. 27, 8:20 a.m. A woman reported that someone gained entry to the location by pushing in the rear side bathroom window. They took electronics and fled.
Mueller St., 3300 block, Nov. 27, 3:30 p.m. A man reported that someone had pushed down the rear basement window to gain entry. Various items, including a TV, a laptop, sporting goods, tools, clothes, and a bike were stolen.

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